May 20 update: the Bears quilt sold for $1100 and the Packers quilt sold for $350 at the golf outing!
"Let's capitalize on the Bears/Packers rivalry," said Gary, the chairman of our Rotary Club Golf Outing. We were talking about ways to maximize the proceeds from the auction at the banquet that concludes the event. "Nann, could you make a Bears and Packers quilt?" After more discussion--Mike B. said, "I wouldn't have any Packers stuff in my house!"--I said I'd make two quilts.
I have been on a strict no-buy diet since November. I knew I would have to acquire Bears and Packers prints. What to do? I swapped fabric with another quiltmaker and got two yards of Bears fabric. Alas, no one offered to trade for Packers fabric so I had to go to Joann's and, gasp, buy fabric. (On that trip I got 7-3/8 yards: Packers, plus a yard each of gold, green, orange, and blue.) Fortunately that one trip did not break my will and I went right back to no-buy. Whew.
Here are the results: quilted and bound. The golf outing is May 20 -- so I am 7 weeks ahead of the due date!
The Bears quilt is made from this pattern: Saddle Tramp It's 63 x 72.
The Packers quilt is my own design -- 12" Ohio stars. It's 64 x 76.